One Last Game

The Glendale Community College men’s basketball team has their final home game against Pima Feb. 26 in the gymnasium.

“The cost of the game will be $3 for students and $5 for adults,” GCC Athletic Director Peter Oliszczak said. He also mentioned that GCC men’s basketball team aspires to participate in the playoffs.

Oliszczak mentioned that he will be at the game Tuesday. Pima is going to be a tough test for the team on Tuesday.

According to Coach Meyer, Pima presents a tough matchup for GCC. Pima is very tricky on the offensive end and that they are very well coached by Peabody.

They are taking the games as they come. You can’t overthink it, otherwise you won’t be able to focus.

He said that his main area of focus is to have good transition defense. Getting back on defense is key, it wins basketball games. It is possible to deal with great offense over great defense, but sometimes players are just too offensively skilled.

“We don’t want to give up a single transition run-out. We have hit that target goal in our last two games,” Meyer said. He stated that each possession is valuable and that is how he evaluates some of the game’s success.

His other goal for the team Tuesday is for them to get their centers involved very quickly into the game. Coach Meyer mentioned that his team’s centers are very productive on the offensive side of the ball.

Coach Meyer has stated that this year is going really well, but he cannot determine the success of the season until after it is over. He said that the quality of this season could be determined by them playing for the Region 1 Championship.

Coach Meyer praised his team saying he is “most proud of their practice habits and ability to play hard and complete in a practice setting.” He also said that it is not very hard to get to them to want to play games, but that it could be difficult to get them to practice.

Meyer said his team was awesome to work with and that he wanted his team to run most of the practices themselves. His final statement was that it was a success that the team was able to have everyone work hard in practice and that it can be hard to do that in college basketball.

This is the last game of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team. It will take place on Feb. 26 in the GCC gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. This last home game is crucial in determining their fate in the playoffs.